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Poster: Jacky Hughes Date: Apr 5, 2012 6:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. Jim Marshall

Bless him indeed.

However, if he had made the volume knob go up to 11 ...

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Poster: barongsong Date: Apr 5, 2012 10:36am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. Jim Marshall

I think or should I say (methinks) he quite possibly invented the number 11 according to mythical lore.

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Poster: polarized blue Date: Apr 5, 2012 12:35pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: R.I.P. Jim Marshall

quote from the bbc article:

Marshall amplifiers were such a fixture of the rock scene that they featured prominently in the spoof documentary This is Spinal Tap.

In a famous scene from the film, guitarist Nigel Tufnel proudly showed off his Marshall stack which went up to 11. He explained it was "one louder" than usual amplifiers.


So there it is, no word of a lie...